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  • Man pleads not guilty to murder of mother-of-six

    Man pleads not guilty to murder of mother-of-six

    Updated 12.20pm with arraignment - A 28-year-old man on Sunday pleaded not guilty to the murder of his partner, a 35-year-old mother-of-six. Wearing a burgundy shirt, and black trousers, Michael Emmanuel, from the Ivory Coast, was charged with...

  • Junior minister, NGO in hunting social media spat

    Junior minister, NGO in hunting social media spat

    Updated 3.50pm - Added FKNK statement  Verbal shots were fired on Twitter on Saturday as the junior minister for Animal Rights and conservationists Birdlife made it clear there was no love lost between them. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri...

  • Police Board to probe protest 'excessive force' claims

    Police Board to probe protest 'excessive force' claims

    Updated at 5.05pm with Malta Police Association comments The Police Board is expected to investigate whether police officers used excessive force when handling a group of protestors on Thursday. Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia told the...

  • Nation-wide clean up on Saturday

    Nation-wide clean up on Saturday

    Malta is expected to be spruced up as 60 clean-ups are planned across the island on Saturday. Around 1,800 volunteers are expected to take part in the clean-ups, in conjunction with World Clean-Up Day. The events are being supported by the...

  • Malta's property prices are climbing faster than Hong Kong's - report

    Malta's property prices are climbing faster than Hong Kong's - report

    House prices in Malta have shot up more than in any other country in the world, a new report has found.  According to a Knight Frank LLP Global House Price Index published Friday, Malta has edged out Hong Kong to take the prize for territory or...

  • New €1 million Kirkop health centre inaugurated

    New €1 million Kirkop health centre inaugurated

    A new health centre in Kirkop that will provide community care to some 28,000 residents of surrounding localities was inaugurated on Friday. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his deputy Health Minister Chris Fearne cut the ribbon on the €1 million...

  • Watch: Muscat unhappy with 'heavy-handed' police

    Watch: Muscat unhappy with 'heavy-handed' police

    Updated 11.25am - Added video Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Friday said he was disappointed by police’s “heavy-handedness” during a protest at the planning authority. The police dragged protesters out of the Planning Authority premises on...

  • ‘Italian bird smugglers brought species to Malta’

    ‘Italian bird smugglers brought species to Malta’

    A recently arrested Italian gang of bird smugglers are believed to have been involved in bringing protected species to Malta.  Maltese police sources told the Times of Malta that the country was a known destination for smuggled bird species, and a...

  • 'Shameful': MFA boss slams SportMalta chairman's national team criticism

    'Shameful': MFA boss slams SportMalta chairman's national team criticism

    Updated 5.49 with Luciano Busuttil's reply below - Malta Football Association president Norman Darmanin Demajo has cried foul over criticism of the national team’s recent performance by SportMalta chairman Luciano Busuttil. Dr Busuttil raised...

  • Malta will have 'more European connections than Heathrow' - Ryanair

    Malta will have 'more European connections than Heathrow' - Ryanair

    Malta will have more European connections than London’s Heathrow Airport next summer, according to low cost airline Ryanair. David O’Brien, the airline’s chief commercial officer, on Tuesday announced 10 new European routes that will be added to...